This collection of historical and contemporary legal texts and commentary is the product of the ongoing work of our research staff at LERC. It should be seen as work-in-progress and combines original texts and secondary resources on topics as varied as Ottoman and French Mandate migration law, citizenship related migration legislation, and modern human rights protection mechanisms.
The original texts are largely out of print and thus open source. All more recent material can be freely used under the Creative Commons agreement applied to this section of our website. Users are encouraged to submit legal texts dealing with migration, refugees, migrant labor law, citizenship, relevant human rights legislation, gender and migration, and the like. There are no regional limitations, however most of the work done to date is focused on migration law in the Middle East, the greater Mediterranean Basin, and Central Europe.
Migration Law Resources
- Die gesetzliche Behandlung der Auslander in Osterreich nach den daselbst gultigen Civilrechts, von Puttlingen Johann Vesque, 1842. [Link]
- French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 17, No. 3, Supplement: Official Documents (Jul., 1923), pp. 177-182. [Link]